The electricity you save matters

The electricity markets in Sweden and Europe are under a great deal of pressure at the moment. Prices are high and likely to become even higher. However, we can work together to improve the situation, because all the electricity you save affects the price that you – and your neighbour – have to pay. Here is some information about the current situation and what you can do to reduce your electricity consumption.

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How much does a kilowatt hour (kilowattimme – kWh) cover?

Do you know how much electricity your morning shower uses? Or how much energy a heated towel rail actually consumes? Examine your electricity consumption in depth and find out how many electrical devices a single kilowatt hour (kWh) powers – and for how long – in your home.

How does the electricity market work?

The electricity market in Sweden consists of a great many parts that are all linked to one another. For us to maintain a reliable supply of electricity, we need to generate electricity in all parts of Sweden, to have a well-functioning electricity market, and to be able both to import and to export electricity.

How can I reduce my electricity consumption?

A good way to start is to map your electricity consumption. What do you use electricity for? Once you know this, you are ready to make changes. The fact is that even small changes can make a big difference. Here are some tips about simple things you can do to save both electricity and money.

Electricity price support (Elprisstöd) from the government

The electricity transmission system operator in Sweden – “Svenska kraftnät” – has stated that all electricity users with their own power transmission and distribution agreement in electricity regions (elområde) 3 and 4 will be receiving support to help deal with the abnormally high electricity prices. Our electricity grid is in electricity region (elområde) 3, so you are entitled to receive support.

How much money you actually receive is decided on the basis of:

  • how much electricity the electricity installation (elanläggning) in your current residence/property has consumed during the period October 2021 to September 2022.
  • which electricity region (elområde) you live in. Our electricity grid belongs to electricity region (elområde) 3 (SE3), where the support amounts to SEK 0.50 per kWh consumed.